Episode 7 — The Dub Anniversary of The Chronic
Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:01 AM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:58 PM
Wha'ppen now, baby? Yuh look good inna yuh car, eeh? Long time mi a watch yuh an mi wan' chat to ya and ya gwan like yuh nah wan' chat to me. So wha'ppen, Dre? Tell me what the fuck a gwan now?
If you don't know, now you know...
Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:51 AM
It's a good album, but I can see how anyone who was over 15 when they first heard it could hear the nihilism and hatred of women and gays. You guys even admit that it led to more gangbanging.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:19 PM
The comparison to slasher flicks rings hollow: people don't imitate slasher flicks the way kids in the '90s (self included) repeated misogynistic and homophobic lines from The Chronic and other hip-hop albums. You played a chant from the album, "B****es ain't s***..." That doesn't bother you?
I love hip-hop, and I always have, but as I've grown up it's become harder to overlook the hateful lyrics that are in so much of it. I imagine many share this sentiment. I'd love to hear you guys really wrestle with that subject rather than defending it or dismissing it.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:32 PM
Help me out, though. Why are you comfortable with it? Do you agree with the sentiment of the song? Would you be okay with a song that used a racial slur in the same way, as long as it was catchy?
Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:50 PM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:57 PM
It would be unreasonable to demand perfect moral agreement, but there's a line somewhere, right? If it were a white artist chanting, "N*****s ain't shit," would you be endorsing it enthusiastically as one of the all time great hooks? I don't need to be morally aligned with my music. I'd just rather not be disgusted by it.